Young Children's ability to Discriminate between Antisocial and Prosocial Teases.

Published on Jan 1, 2018in Journal of Genetic Psychology0.923
· DOI :10.1080/00221325.2017.1392280
Tucker L. Jones3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KSU: Kansas State University),
Taylor W. Wadian3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KSU: Kansas State University)
+ 2 AuthorsLauren N. Pino1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KSU: Kansas State University)
ABSTRACTThe present study was designed to (a) examine 5- to 8-year-old children's ability to discriminate between antisocial and prosocial teases and (b) determine whether their age and experiences within the home are associated with their ability to recognize these two types of teases. Results revealed that the 5- to 8-year-old children were able to discriminate between antisocial and prosocial teases. Although the children's parents or legal guardians indicated that the children had more frequent experience with prosocial than antisocial teases in the home, (a) the children were better able to correctly identify the intent of antisocial teasers than prosocial teasers and (b) the parents or legal guardians (correctly) indicated that their child would be better able to recognize an antisocial tease than a prosocial tease. Despite the finding that the children's comprehension of antisocial teasing tended to exceed their comprehension of prosocial teasing, the findings indicate that being relatively young (...
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